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    Just changed the headlight bulbs in my c5.... What a pain in the ball bag!
    The passenger side isn't too bad after you take the battery out, but the drivers side, what a mare!
    Trouble is my car has the xenon bulbs, that look around corners, which means I had to have some shipped from hong kong, £11 for a pair (they are frighteningly expensive locally, over £80 each!).
    The suspension fluid reservoir gets in the way and you can't move it very far, so you can't get your hands anywhere near...grrrr!
    Give me a BX any day!

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    Hi John, do you think the Chinese ones will last OK? Hate to think of all that effort being repeated in eighteen months or something...

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    If they last 18 months, it's still better than paying the exorbitant local prices....
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    I did the same as you Smiffy, Chinese ones. They have been fantastic. Had them for over a year now, they never fail to come on properly and are really bright. I wasn't willing to pay $95.00 Aust each for the local ones. As for access, really not a problem. If you go calmly, slowly and deliberately they're both accessible without removing any battery or anything else, on the series 1 model.
    HOWEVER, before you start you should disconnect all wiring to each headlamp. That way you don't die trying to change the bulbs.
    BTW... I have pretty large hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smiffy1071 View Post
    Just changed the headlight bulbs in my c5.... What a pain in the ball bag!
    The passenger side isn't too bad after you take the battery out, but the drivers side, what a mare!
    Trouble is my car has the xenon bulbs, that look around corners, which means I had to have some shipped from hong kong, £11 for a pair (they are frighteningly expensive locally, over £80 each!).
    The suspension fluid reservoir gets in the way and you can't move it very far, so you can't get your hands anywhere near...grrrr!
    Give me a BX any day!
    Good you are still out there. When are you planning that winter trip to Oz?
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    My car being facelift one, the aperture for the bulbs is very different. No gap at all, so battery can't not come out!
    That only takes seconds anyway...
    2005 C5 2.0 VTR Hdi 138, 1986 Kawasaki GPz 750G2

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    Good you are still out there. When are you planning that winter trip to Oz?
    I think maybe a couple of years. There are a few things I need to address first money wise...
    2005 C5 2.0 VTR Hdi 138, 1986 Kawasaki GPz 750G2

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